Ankle-Foot Orthoses (AFOs):
These orthoses are commonly prescribed for patients presenting with muscle weakness or tightness due to a stroke, TBI (traumatic brain injury), multiple sclerosis, foot drop or neurapraxia from hip or back surgery. A safe and fluid gait can be achieved with this orthosis.
Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses (KAFOs):
When weakness around the knee occurs, this orthosis is commonly recommended. A KAFO gives strength and stability around both the knee and ankle joints. This orthosis may also be used to stretch the hamstrings and gastrocnemius muscles which are located on the posterior portion or back of the leg. Common diagnoses where a KAFO is prescribed include: CVA, post polio, knee hyperextension, knee buckling, and musle contractures.
Bio Ness L300 Ankle-Foot Orthoses:
This orthosis uses low level electrical stimulation to help individuals, that experience foot drop, to walk with increased speed and improved balance. Most common diagnoses that have successfully benefited from this orthosis include: multiple sclerosis, stroke and TBI (traumatic brain injury). We frequently have screenings for this device in our office and allow the patient to trial the orthosis for several days to insure improved gait and function. For additional information on this orthosis, please visit the manufacturer's website.